Aquarium Rescue Unit – 09/23/1993 – Boone, NC

Col. Bruce Hampton
and the Aquarium Rescue Unit
Boone, NC
1993-09-23

Setlist:
1. (cut) Plain of Peanut 0:57
2. Two Truckloads 5:23
3. Time Flack 4:25
4. Compared to What 6:09
5. Basically Frightened 4:22
6. Fixin’ to Die 4:41
7. Time is Free 12:06
8. Spoonful 7:22
9. Salty Dog 3:55
10. No Egos Underwater 4:28
11. Payday 8:10
12. Jack the Rabbit 6:24
13. Trondossa 6:13
14. Yield Not to Temptation 4:54
15. Zambiland > Space is the Place 11:26

Band:
Col. Bruce Hampton – Vocals
Jimmy Herring – Guitar
Oteil Burbridge – Bass
Apartment Q258 Jeff Sipe – Drums

Notes:
Last summer my friend mailed me 2 gigantic boxes of cassettes and it has taken until now for me to finally start sharing this amazing collection.

Huge thanks to “RLH” for sharing his tapes and to “Analog4011” for the use of his Rotel tape deck! Amazing energy from this band.

Length: 91 Min
Lineage: Sound Board > cassette

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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 10/20/2004 – Athens, GA

Aquarium Rescue Unit
2004-10-20
The Georgia Theatre
Athens, Ga.

Set 1
01. Intro (John Bell)
02. Fixin’ To Die
03. No Egos Underwater
04. Shoeless Joe
05. Yield Not To Temptation
06. Planet Earth
07. Time Flack
08. Salty Dog
09. Ain’t Nothing You Can Do*
10. Compared To What
11. Trondossa
12. Workin’ On A Building
13. Zambi>
14. Space Is The Place/Rocket #9> Drums> Space Is The Place/Rocket #9
15. Jazz Bank>
16. Davy Crockett
17. Cheese Frog
18. encore break
19. Time Is Free

* w/ John Bell – guitar, vocals

Col. Bruce Hampton Ret.- guitar, vocals (harmonica on Cheese Frog)
Jimmy Herring – guitar
Oteil Burbridge – bass, vocals
Count Mbutu – percussion
Apt. Q258 Jeff Sipe- drums

Source: AKG c480b/ck63 (din 70∞, taped to front rh corner of sbd fence, 8.5′)>V3 (ansr on, 16/48)>da-p1
taped and transferred by John Barren
A Team Dirty South Recording
Home Team

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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 08/12/2015 – Raleigh, NC

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Col. Bruce Hampton & Aquarium Rescue Unit
The Ritz
Raleigh, NC
August 12, 2015

Set 1
01 My Brother’s House
02 Another Man Done Gone
03 Time Flack
04 Compared To What
05 ???
06 Basically Frightened
07 Phantom On The Curb
08 Jack The Rabbit

Set 2
01 Fixin’ To Die
02 ???
03 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
04 Time Is Free
05 Working On A Building
06 1911

Encore
07 The Dragon

Col. Bruce Hampton
Oteil Burbridge
Jimmy Herring
Heff Sipe
Matt Slocom

With special guests Branford Marsalis & Kofi Burbridge

Source: Schoeps MK4 > KC5 > CMC6 > Tascam DM-680 at 24/44.1
Location: FOB DFC
Recording & conversion by Robbie Dunn

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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 08/05/2015 – Birmingham, AL

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Aquarium Rescue Unit
August 5th, 2015
Iron City
Birmingham, AL

Set One

1. Intro
2. Phantom On The Curb
3. Basically Frightened
4. Rampage
5. Payday
6. Elevator To The Moon
7. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
8. Jack The Rabbit
9. Isle Of Langherhans

Set Two

1. Intro
2. My Brother’s House
3. Yield Not To Temptation
4. Space Is The Place
5. Heartache
6. The Dragon
7. Hey Old Lady
8. Time Is Free
9. 1911
10. I’m So Glad

Encore
1. Another Man Done Gone

Thanks to Jeff Hatcher for use of the mk4s and V3
Thanks to Christian Davis for the setlist/tracking help

Source: Schoeps CMR/mk4 (wORTF) > Lunatec ACM V3 > Oade Concert Mod Marantz PMD-661 (24/48)
Location: DFC / Balcony Rail
Taped, Transferred & Seeded by Dennis Tyler

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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 08/08/2015 – Athens, GA

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Aquarium Rescue Unit
Georgia Theater
Athens GA
8/8/2015

Set I

01. Yield Not to Temptation
02. Fixin’ to Die
03. Phantom on the Curb
04. Isles of Langerhan
05. Elevator to the Moon
06. Rampage
07. The Dragon
08. Time Flac
09. Black Bottom

Set II

01. Time Is Free
02. My Brother’s House
03. Compared to What
04. Good Mornin’ Little Schoolgirl
05. Workin’ On A Building
06. Heartache
07. 1911
08. Give Thanks to Chank>
09. Space is the Place
10. encore break
11. Dark Star
12. I’m So Glad

*Missing one line cheesefrog 2nd encore

Source: Schoeps MK41(DINa)> KCY 250/5 Ig> Schoeps VMS 5U> Sony PCM-D100 @24/48
Location: Inside SBD cage, LOC, 8′ up
Taper: John Bell

**A Team Dirty South Recording**

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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 08/06/2015 – Nashville, TN

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Poster by J.T.Lucchesi

Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit
08-06-2015
The Cannery Ballroom
Nashville, TN

Set 1:

01. Intro/Tuning
02. Brother’s House
03. Payday
04. Time Flack
05. Jack The Rabbit
06. Time Is Free
07. Trondossa
08. Hey Old Lady
09. Rampage
10. Compared To What?

Set 2:

01. Intro/Tuning
02. Isles of Langerhan
03. ^
04. 1911
05. Yield Not To Temptation
06. Zambi > Space is The Place (w/Space Rocket #9 Lyrics)
07. Good Morning Little School Girl
08. Phantom On The Curb
09. The Dragon

10. Encore break
11. Dark Star

Notes:

^ with Jack Pearson on guitar and Pat Bergeson on harmonica

Source: Josephson C42MP > Sound Devices 788t (24/48)
Location FOB, DFC, 7 ft. high
Taped & Transferred by Daniel Kopp

* A Team Dirty South Recording *

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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 08/13/2015 – Richmond, VA

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Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit
2015-08-13
The National
Richmond VA

01 Intro by Dave Schools
02 Phantom On The Curb
03 Fixin To Die
04 Look Over Yonders Wall
05 My Brother’s House
06 Time Flack
07 Elevator to the Moon
08 The Dragon
09 Trondossa
10 Give Thanks to Chank
11 Space Is The Place
12 Working on a Building
13 Yield Not To Temptation
14 Rampage
15 Jazz Bank
16 1911
17 Isles of Langerhan
18 Time Is Free
19 Jack The Rabbit
20 Crowd
21 Im So Glad

Hard Working Americans Opened (Play Stream)

Source: Schoeps mk41 (DinA) > kc5 > CMC6 > Apogee MiniMP > Mytek Stereo 192 ADC > hdp2 (24/96)
Location: DFC ROB 5′ stand
Taped and Transferred By Innis

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Poster by Evan Warren

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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 08/09/2015 – Asheville, NC

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Aquarium Rescue Unit
Orange Peel
Asheville NC
8/9/2015

Set I

01. Jam >
02. Elevator to the Moon
03. Look Over Yonder’s Wall/Goin’ Back to New Orleans
04. Yield Not to Temptation
05. Time Flac
06. Compared to What
07. Rampage
08. The Dragon
09. Spoonful
10. 1911
11. Isle of Langhern

Set II

01. Black Bottom
02. Phantom On The Curb
03. Fixin’ To Die *
04. Time Is Free
05. Workin’ On A Building
06. Ain’t Nothing You Can Do
07. My Brother’s House
08. Davy Crockett

01. Encore break
02. Col. Introduction
03. Cheese Frog

04. Second encore break
05. I’m So Glad

* Kofi Burbridge (Flute And Keyboards), & Nicky Sanders (Fiddle) join the stage for pretty much the remainder of the set.

Source: Schoeps MK41’s(DINa)> KCY 250/5 Ig> PFA> EAA PSP2> Sony PCM-D100 @24/48
Location: Inside SBD cage, ROC, 8′ up
Taper: John Bell

**A Team Dirty South Recording**

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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 08/07/2015 – Atlanta, GA

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Aquarium Rescue Unit
Buckhead Theatre
Atlanta, Georgia
8/7/2015

1st Set

01 Announcemet/Tuning
02 Phantom On The Curb
03 Fixin’ To Die
04 *Yield Not To Temptation
05 Elevator To The Moon >
06 Jack The Rabbit
07 Another Man
08 #Rampage
09 #Time Is Free
10 Band Introduction

2nd Set

01 Oteil Dedicates The 2nd Set
02 Brother’s House
03 Isles Of Langhern
04 @Heartache
05 @I’m So Glad
06 Space Is The Place
07 Workin’ On A Building
08 Davy Crockett
09 1911
10 Band Introductions
11 ?

Encore:

06 ? >
07 Compared To What

* With Efram Townes Of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band On Trumpet
# With Kofi Burbridge Of The Tedeschi Trucks Band On Flute And Keyboards
@ With Carter Herring On Guitar
^ With Kebbie Williams Of The Tedeschi Trucks Band On Saxophone

Source: Schoeps CCM4V’S(din)>Lunatec V2>Benchmark AD2K>
Sound Devices 722 (24/44)
Recorded By: Z-Man

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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 08/01/2015 – Denver, CO

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Aquarium Rescue Unit
The Ogden Theatre
Denver, CO
08/01/2015

01 Intro
02 Black Bottom
03 Phantoms On The Curb
04 Heartache
05 Time Flack
06 Isles Of Langerhan
07 1911
08 My Brother’s House
09 Compared To What
10 Basically Frightened
11 Fixin’ To Die

01 Time Is Free
02 Good Morning Little Schoogirl
03 The Dragon
04 Working On A Buildeing
05 Yield Not to Temptation
06 Trondossa
07 Jack The Rabbit
08 I’m So Glad
09 Crowd and Cheezfrog

Encore:

10 Darkstar*

*FTP

Schoeps ccm41>Dina>KC5>CMC6>analog>788T (HPF 0) 24/48
OTS behind board center, 8′ high
Recorded by Bennett Schwartz

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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 07/31/2015 – Bellvue, CO

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Photos by WSPanic Brad

Aquarium Rescue Unit
07-31-2015
Mishawauka Amphitheater
Bellvue, CO

01. Intro
02. Isles Of Langerhan
03. Yield Not To Temptation
04. Working On A Building
05. My Brother’s House
06. Fixin’ To Die
07. -Unknown-
08. -Unknown-
09. Rampage
10. Give Thanks To Chank>
11. Space Is The Place
12. Jack The Rabbit
13. Trondossa
14. The Dragon
15. Smokestack Lightning
16. Compared To What?
17. 1911
18. Payday>
19. Time Is Free

Encore:
20. Cheese Frog

Encore 2:
21. I’m So Glad

Source: DPA 4021(DIN)>Grace Designs Lunatec V3(Oade ACM)>Marantz PMD661MKII(24/96)
Location: FOB, DFC, 30′ from stage, 7′ high
Recorded by: Rob O’Brien – robotaper

 

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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 07/30/2015 – Boulder, CO

 

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Aquarium Rescue Unit
The Fox Theatre
Boulder, CO
07/30/2015

set 1:

01 Working On A Building
02 Another Man Done Gone
03 Isles of Langerhan
04 Zambli>Space is The Place
05 Rampage
06 The Dragon
07 Phantom On The Curb

Set 2:

01 Intro
02 Brothers House
03 Time Is Free
04 Heartache
05 Hey Old Lady
06 Fixin To Die
07 Smokestack Lightning
08 1911
09 Elevator To The Moon

Encore:

01 Crowd
02 Cheezefrog

Schoeps ccm41>Dina>KC5>CMC6>analog>788T (HPF 0) 24/48
OTS behind board center, 8′ high
Recorded by Bennett Schwartz

 

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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 07/29/2015 – Boulder, CO

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Photos by Ted Rockwell

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Aquarium Rescue Unit
07-29-2015
Fox Theater
Boulder, CO

Set 1:
01. Intro
02. Yield Not To Temptation
03. Working On A Building
04. Good Morning Little School Girl
05. Fixin’ To Die
06. The Dragon*
07. Payday
08. Trondossa
09. Time Is Free

Set 2:
10. Intro
11. 1911
12. Jack The Rabbit
13. My Brother’s House
14. Space Is The Place
15. Time Flack
16. Davy Crockett
17. Rampage
18. Compared To What

Encore:
19. Basically Frightened

* New Original; First Time Played

Source: DPA 4021(DIN)>Grace Designs Lunatec V3(Oade ACM)>Marantz PMD 661MKII(24/96)
Location: OTS, DFC, From the rail, 8′ high, first set of mics
Recorded by: Rob O’Brien – robotaper

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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 06/05/2015 – Baltimore, MD

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Aquarium Rescue Unit
05 June 2015 (Friday)
Rams Head Live
Baltimore, Md.

 

01. Payday
02. Time Flack
03. Fixin’ To Die
04. Compared To What
05. Black Bottom
06. Basically Frightened
07. Working On A Building
08. Time is Free *
09. Jazz Bank *
10. Give Thanks to Chank > Space is the Place &
11. Jack The Rabbit &
12. Lovelight %
13. encore call
14. Yield Not To Temptation %

Col. Bruce Hampton
Jimmy Herring
Oteil Burbridge
Jeff Sipe
Matt Slocum

Notes:

– Paul Reed Smith Guitars 30th Anniversary gig; free show.
– Paul Reed Smith Band opened.
– * with John McLaughlin on guitar.
– & with John McLaughlin on guitar and Dennis Chambers on drums (for Space is the Place)
– % with John McLaughlin on guitar, Dennis Chambers on drums, and Paul Reed Smith (starts at end of Lovelight) on guitar.

Source: DPA 4023 > Sound Devices 744 (24/48)
Recorded by Alex Leary

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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 04/26/1997 – Cincinnati, OH

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Aquarium Rescue Unit
1997-04-26
Ripley’s
Cincinnati, OH

 

01. Working on a Building *
02. Jack The Rabbit
03. No Egos Underwater
04. Feelin’ Funky >
05. Jungle Love >
06. Brickhouse
07. Payday
08. Jam >
09. Flashlight
10. **
11. Search Yourself **
12. Zambiland >
13. Space is the Place
14. Dan The Man / Higher
15. Stand Up People

encore:

16. Cissy Strut

* vocals are extremely low from the SBD mix
** instrumental/no vocals

comments:
Singer Paul Henson literally fell off of a cliff while “camping” a few days before this show and wasn’t able to perform but the band still played the show without him, as Oteil took over vocals.

Oteil Burbridge – Bass, Lead Vocals
Kofi Burbridge – Keys, Flute, Vocals
Jimmy Herring – Guitar
Forrest Robinson – Drums
Paul Henson- (MIA)

Source:
SBD > Sony D-8 @ 16/44.1
Recorded, transferred, and uploaded by Cobiwan of DiGiHoArDeRs

2 hours 10 minutes

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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 03/18/1994 – Atlanta, GA

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Aquarium Rescue Unit
3/18/94
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA

01. // Plain or Peanut
02. Time Flack
03. Yield Not to Temptation
04. Two Truckloads *
05. Salty Dog *#
06. Basically Freightened
07. Time is Free
08. Pay Day
09. // Fixin’ To Die @
10. Shoeless Joe @
11. No Reason To Complain @
12. No Egos Under Water @%
13. Trondessa @
14. Elevator To The Moon @^
15. Zambiland @^ >
16. Space Is // The Place @^

Encore
17. // Banter
18. Workin’ On A Building
19. Cheese Frog

*-w/ Drew Emmitt on Guitar
#-w/ Mark Vann on Banjo
@-w/ John Medeski on Organ
%-w/ Tommy Cash on Guitar
^-w/ Billy Martin on Drums

Notes:
– Col. Bruce’s vocals come in a little hot at times.
– Guitar seems a little low in the mix.
– I suspect that this may have come from a Cassette source, given the timing of the cuts.

Source: SBD > DAT
Taped by Steve Washick
Transferred from DAT by Bill Graves

This show is a Boiler in the Basement Installment –
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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 12/14/2013 – Asheville, NC

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Aquarium Rescue Unit
Warren Haynes 25th Annual Christmas Jam
Asheville Civic Center
December 14th, 2013

01 Fixin’ To Die
02 Elevator To The Moon
03 Basically Frightened
04 Compared To What/Yield Not To Temptation *
05 Space Is The Place **
06 Right Now ***

* with Bill Evans & Roosevelt Collier

** with Casey Driessen, Roosevelt Collier, Bill Evans, Mike Seal, Dr Dan Matrazzo,
Billy Thornton, Ron Holloway, Warren Haynes & Craig Sorrells

*** with Mike Seal, Casey Driessen, Roosevelt Collier, Bill Evans, Ike Stubblefield,
Billy Thornton, Ron Holloway, Craig Sorrells & Mike Barnes

Recorded with Neumann KM184’s (foh – left, 10 ft. high) > Shure FP24 > Roland R26 @ 48 kHZ/24 bit
Recorded by D. Fries

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Frogwings – 02/14/1999 – Northampton, MA

Frogwings
February 14th, 1999
Pearl Street
Northampton, MA

CD 1 [64:42.72]
01. Kickin’ Bach [15:03.10]
02. Shuffle [11:31.25]
03. Hurdy Gurdy Fandango [05:48.20]
04. Feel For You [08:28.66]
05. Pattern [07:24.51]
06. Cut Mullet [16:26.50]

CD 2 [73:35.07]
01. Among Your Pillows [06:48.58]
02. Just Once [10:43.40]
03. Ganja> [08:44.50]
04. Deviant Dreams [11:17.24]
05. Nomad [23:16.60]
07. E: Hot’Lanta [12:44.00]

Frogwings is: John Popper – harmonica, vocals
Derek Trucks – slide guitar
Jimmy Herring – guitar
Oteil Burbridge – bass
Kofi Burbridge – keys, flute
Marc Qui–ones – percussion
Butch Trucks – drums

Master creation: 
AKG C460b’s [X-Y]>Gamble pre>house deck>D7
by Kyle Holbrook 

SHNs were made: 
DA-20>U2A>SoundEdit 16>WAV>shntool>SHNv3 [no DAE] 
by Dave Mallick

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Aquarium Rescue Unit – 08/08/2011 – Athens, GA

Aquarium Rescue Unit
8-8-2011
Georgia Theater
Athens, GA.

set time 2:50
01 crowd/tuning
02 Compared to What
03 Payday
04 Jazz Bank
05 It’s My life
06 Banter
07 Aberdeen???
08 Basically Frightened
09 Fixin to Die
10 Smokestack Lightning
11 Working on a Building
12 Zambi>Space is the Place
13 Spoonful
14 Trondossa
15 Billygoat
16 I’m So Glad
17 Too many Guitars
18 Lovelight
19 Crowd

e:
20 Yield Not to Temptation
21 Jack the Rabbit

AKG 481>Oade 148>Marantz661 oade warm mod 24/48

Photos by Ian Rawn

Article from An Honest Tune

Roughly halfway through a stellar three-hour performance that celebrated both an Aquarium Rescue Unit reunion and a Georgia Theatre resurrection, bandleader, philosopher and groove impresario Col. Bruce Hampton paused for a moment in reflection.

“It’s good to be back in the Georgia Theatre,” Hampton said to thunderous applause and scattered rebel yells.

“This is the third time I’ve opened it. I was here back in 1989…1978…1922.”

While the sold-out audience — and, presumably, those on “Couch Tour” watching online via iClips — laughed along with the Southern jam scene’s elder statesman, the significance of that moment’s convergence of past glory, present success and future opportunity surely wasn’t lost on anyone blessed enough to be in attendance.

Beyond the obvious delight in seeing the bright lights shine once again in one of music’s best-known and most-cherished marquees two years after the Georgia Theatre experienced significant fire damage, this Monday night show brought together killer talents and kindred spirits that Hampton both nurtured and inspired. While one would be foolish to claim a view from Hampton’s vantage point, you have to wonder if, on this magical night, the Col. didn’t surmise his surroundings and also reflect on his role in the dynamic careers launched, the artistic principles espoused, and the still-flourishing scene spawned.

This billing was not a full ARU reunion in that the lineup did not feature previous members Rev. Jeff Mosier, Matt Mundy, Count M’Butu and Charlie Williams, consequently lacking the bluegrass and funk elements infused in early-day ARU’s eclectic sound. In addition, Matt Slocum (Hammond B-3 organ and keyboards), perhaps best known for his work in Susan Tedeschi’s band, made his debut with ARU. Yet, no matter the personnel changes, it was clear from the moment the show began with an extended instrumental jam (sans Hampton), that all the players were dialed in and eager to prove that — no matter where their careers have taken them — ARU remains a mighty musical force.

Bassist Oteil Burbridge is a Grammy-nominated genius and centrifugal force, yet it was clear on this night that the star power belonged to guitarist Jimmy Herring, who since his ARU days has been involved in a number of intrepid ensembles (Project Z, Jazz Is Dead, Phil and Friends), though most notably for this rowdy crowd with home-team heroes Widespread Panic. During the intro, Herring’s beaming smile and restrained tone revealed delight and ease in the jazzy groove enveloping his sound.

Hampton, appearing buoyant in his step and relaxed in his resort-casual garb of red short-sleeve button down and khakis, graced the stage a few minutes in and introduced each band member by name and instrument before merely motioning at Herring to elicit raucous praise.

The band launched into Les McCann and Eddie Harris’ bebop classic “Compared to What,” which caught fire after the first chorus with Slocum working the Hammond B-3 to excellent effect in leading the group into its first solid groove. Hampton picked up Duane Allman’s ’57 Goldtop Gibson Les Paul to lay down some nasty blues licks and tight interplay with Herring during the next number, which also found Slocum’s frenetic fingers moving deftly between the organ and keyboard.

Slocum’s inspired play lead the band’s changes all night, and he delivered a slow, funky keys intro on a jazzy rendition of Willie Nelson’s “Night Life,” with Hampton nailing the lyrics. Moving about the stage and snapping his fingers in time from the amused pose befitting a Vegas lounge lizard, Hampton delighted the crowd with his classic “Basically Frightened.” He pointed at Burbridge for the line “I’m frightened of the ozone / When it’s in your hands,” prompting a solo so hot that Hampton used his towel as a fan to cool the bassist down.

The band next shuffled into “Fixin’ to Die,” the ARU version of a much different tempo and texture than Widespread Panic’s take on this blues staple. Driven by drummer Jeff Sipe (aka Apt. Q-258), who was steadily in-the-pocket all night, Slocum and Burbridge locked into an absurd keys/bass jam that catapulted all to a higher level of play and connection that carried the remainder of the show.

Classic blues tunes continued with “Smokestack Lightning,” which morphed into a fult-till, greasy-spoon, Zambie-fied frenzy. Beyond the infectious groove created with his instrument, Burbridge’s deeply spiritual resonance also surfaces in his vocal effects, which at this point ushered in a mellow-down-easy approach into another Hampton favorite, “Space Is the Place.”

Herring shredded a flawless transition into “Spoonful,” which Hampton introduced with a tip of the hat to its writer, blues legend Willie Dixon (though Howlin’ Wolf’s version is more widely recognized). An expected, though appreciated, “Lovelight” closed out the set at 11:30 p.m. A “Jack the Rabbit” encore, featuring a solid drum solo by Sipe, ended with a triumphant solitary exit by Hampton and Burbridge repeating “Jaw-Juh!” in a friendly taunt to a suddenly rapid, though satisfied, audience.

While the party in Athens righteously continued at full swing (including a rollicking sit-in by Slocum at the Nowhere Bar across the street), the conclusion of this show left some slack-jawed in their contemplative appreciation. The Georgia Theatre looks and sounds great, resplendent with plush curtains and upgraded from giant, hangover-inducing draft beers to tall boys, ready for a full slate of Fall shows. In the reunion, the Aquarium Rescue Unit experience felt less like a sentimental stroll down memory lane and more of a fresh and frenzied take on the scene, sound and success that this timeless collaboration created.

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Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit – 05/09/2007 – Richmond, VA

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Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit
May 9, 2007
Innsbrook Pavilion
Richmond, Va

One Set:
Disc One:
01 Intro/tuning
02
03 Poor Boy
04 Shoeless Joe
05 Compared To What*
06 I’m So Glad*
07 Payday*
08 Band Introductions>Kalija*
09 Working on a Building
10 Time Flack

Disc Two:
01 Born In Chicago**
02 Time Is Free
03 Lovelight^

notes:
* w/ Derek Trucks
** w/ Duane Trucks on drums
^ w/ Yonrico Scott on drums

Source: B&K4022(ortf)>V3>744T (fob/dfc)
Taped & transferred by Craig Davis

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